By Jeremiah Mutia
It was all smiles for over 20 destitute families in the poverty-stricken Mutha ward in Kitui South on Tuesday after Joysila Foundation gifted them with 20 she-goats to help fight poverty in the remote locale.
The beneficiaries could hardly contain their joy as they welcomed the donation from the Foundation’s fraternity led by the founder Allan Sila.
Mr. Sila termed the donation as part of efforts by the Kitui-based charitable organization to improve welfare of the needy locals through enhanced food production and sustainable incomes.
“Poverty levels are quite high in this area due to adverse climatic conditions which make it impossible to grow crops.
“Livestock rearing is the only viable economic activity hence our resolve to donate goats to the residents,” said Sila.
He said the beneficiaries would be able to earn income from sale of the goats’ offspring.
“Goat keeping is very promising around here because there’s plenty of grazing land and shrubs on which the animals can feed,” added Mr Sila.
He also affirmed the organization commitment to donate more goats to other needy families in a bid to mitigate poverty in the remote part of Kitui County.